Can you believe that it is already week #7 of the Better Home & Garden’s One Room Challenge?! Next week is the big reveal on my Bathroom renovation, so today I will be talking about some of the final touches I have been adding to the room!
All of my fixtures are on, and the Shower Doors are up!
I have to say a few things here… the Shower even beat my expectations, and the doors… well now that they are up they’re good. The installation process, not so much.
The Shower Doors by Maax
I honestly would have been fine if I just read what parts were needed and followed my gut when installing these doors. Sadly, this I did not do as I wanted to make sure I was 100% doing it right.
Long story short, there were a few errors in the instructions in turn with the diagrams/directions not matching when I was installing the rail.
I had gotten it up and screwed in, and when I looked at the diagram, I may have sworn as I had “installed it backwards”. After fixing it and moving the next step, I had to go back and put it the way I had it as the diagrams were wrong. This time I really did swear… a bunch. The whole re-doing the step twice added about an extra 20 minutes and some frustration to my installation. At least the end result is great AND I do love the doors, especially the Protective Glass Coating. You can read my full review at the bottom!
The Shower Fixtures
If you have been following along during this renovation, you will know I put in a Hansgrohe 2 function Thermostatic Shower. This includes a rainhead shower and a handheld war bar kit.
Well, I knew the quality was going to be good, after Hansgrohe was a brand I sold for years. I knew all the features and it was why I chose it.
With out water coming from a cistern, we don’t have the greatest water pressure. In the old shower, I just have a small handheld shower and the pressure IS HORRIBLE. Hansgrohe however, has air injection technology, which I knew was going to help out a bunch, especially with the rain head. I didn’t however expect it to be as good as it is! The pressure is by far better then the other shower and I can actually get the shampoo out of my long hair!!!
I am SOOO happy I spent the extra money to upgrade to Hansgrohe and my husband finally has stopped pestering me about how much I spent in total on “fixtures”. Read my full review on Hansgrohe Below!
The Bare Walls
When you look into the bathroom the back wall really needed something, but I didn’t have any photos or art that suited the space and was a decent size. I figured I would just get to that down the road after I could finally do some shopping around. Well, my mom came up with a great surprise for me.
They just sold my Nana’s house, after she passed and they got rid of a TON of stuff – The basement was truly crazy full. There are still a few things in the house until closing date, and one of the items was this picture by the back door. I have always loved it. It is just a simple photo taken of some birch trees with a wood frame made of birch and kept natural. It was something you always saw when you were in the kitchen and I don’t even know how long it was up on that wall. Well, my nana also loved Birch trees, and had a HUGE one right infront of her house.
Apparently my mom thought that this would be the perfect solution for that bathroom wall. So she brought it over for me to hang up. I am so happy! The colours are neutral, and it’s a great size plus it was something of my nanas that I will always be able to look at it and remember her house.
A pop of Colour
Now, these next pieces have NO sentimental value what so ever. I think I had actually purchased them at the dollar store, believe it or not. They were the pop of colour I wanted to go into the room along with the towels. Super simple, but perfect in the space.
There is still some work do be done on this bathroom before I do the big reveal next week.
- Paint Touch up
- Hanging the Accessories
- Finishing the door (I may have misplaced my new door handle which I need to finish the paneling)
Make sure you look out for next week’s post!! You do NOT want to miss seeing this Reveal. What a difference!!
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Duel Shower Door by Maax
Installation instructions are horrible. Follow your instincts, not the diagrams. The doors itself once up are great and the LOTUS glass coating does making keeping them clean from water spots a lot easier. O
Overall: Great doors for a great price, just double check your installation instructions
Shower Fixtures by Hangsrohe
Absolutely amazing, even more so then expected! Well worth the extra cost! The rain head shower head (with Air Injection Technology) makes an amazing shower! The thermostatic controls really do keep the temperature at a perfect temperature!
Overall – Pricey but more then worth the extra cost!!! AMAZING!